The Intercultural Center for PEACE is a leader in providing diversity educational programs and training for the University of North Florida (UNF). Our diversity awareness focuses on ethnicity, gender, race, disability, religion, age, ideology, economics and sexual orientation. The Center has four priorities: embracing and providing interaction with UNF's minority student organizations; creating a forum for campus dialog regarding race relations and current domestic and global issues; education in diversity through Diversity Training, Intercultural Communication Workshops and Multicultural Festivals.
Diversity is a search for an appreciation of the richness gained by the co-existence of our differences, as well as acknowledgement of our similarities. All cultures are good. Our Center works closely with UNF faculty some of which are highly regarded diversity scholars. Faculty from diverse backgrounds lecture about their cultures in most of our programs, from time to time they bring artifacts and these offers a robust experiential education in diversity theory and practice.
Student Union, Building 58, Room 1104
Student Union, Building 58, Room 1106
Student Union, Building 58, Room 1103
Christine Bender, Program Assistant for the Intercultural Center for PEACE, has been with UNF for five years. She is responsible for planning, developing and implementing diversity programs collaboratively with the Director and Office Manager. She is also advocate to minority students supporting them through their academics and mentoring to them. Chris has served as a member of the Faculty Staff Campaign, Student Summit Committee and is an advisor for the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She has been recognized by the Gandhi Memorial Society of Jacksonville for her work on National Non-Violence Day as well as being the Student Affairs 2009-2010 Excellence Award winner. Previously Chris taught preschool in Annapolis, Maryland and in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
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